31 Aug 2017

Classic car show to raise funds for the Trust

Around 80 classic cars, a “Green Goddess” fire engine and a 1960s car transporter are among the attractions due to appear at the Bonnets and Wings* Classic Car Show planned for the site on Sunday 10 September.

Local car enthusiasts will be making the most of the stunning backdrop offered by the National Memorial to the Few, the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall, our replica Hurricane and Spitfire and, of course, The Wing, to show off their prized possessions.

The show runs from 10am to 4pm and there will be refreshments, stalls, a raffle and other attractions, as well as a special deal on entry to The Scramble Experience.

 

 

*Please note, there is no air show planned for the day.

 … Read more

Read more

25 Aug 2017

Join us to remember the Few on Battle of Britain Day

The men Churchill christened “the Few” will be honoured once more with a service of commemoration here at the Battle of Britain Memorial on 15 September. The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust holds the service on Battle of Britain Day each year, regardless of the day of the week on which it falls. “The Trust […]… Read more

Read more

25 May 2017

Adding morris to the mix

A group of visiting morris dancers will add a colourful extra attraction to the site this Saturday. Fiddlesticks performs a North West style of morris that originated in the mill towns of Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire during the Industrial Revolution. They are sometimes knows as clog dancers because of their footwear. The group is touring […]… Read more

Read more

9 May 2017

Talks end with a promise of more

Another successful series of talks at The Wing has seen growing audiences and a commitment to more presentations this coming autumn. Trustee Andy Simpson, who organised the wide-ranging series that ran from March through to the beginning of May, is already planning more events for this coming autumn. Once again, members of our Friends of […]… Read more

Read more

18 Apr 2017

Unique film highlights the importance of the Dowding System

Discover how important our wartime command and control system was to the RAF’s success in the Battle of Britain at a special film screening this weekend. The Dowding System is the next of our Spring Talks Series, planned for this Sunday, 23 April, in The Wing at the Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne. Places are […]… Read more

Read more

29 Mar 2017

Looking ahead to Memorial Day

We are already getting excited about our most important event of the year – Memorial Day – and we want you to join us. The Trust recalls the heroes of the Battle of Britain each year by holding a commemorative parade and service on a Sunday close to the start of the Battle. This year […]… Read more

Read more

8 Mar 2017

Don’t miss Memorial Day – the highlight of our year

Planning is well underway for this July’s annual Memorial Day parade and service, the highlight of every year for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust. While the increasing frailty of the remaining veterans – the men Churchill immortalised as “the Few” – increasingly limits the number who are able to attend, they remain the focal […]… Read more

Read more

19 Dec 2016

Spring talks and presentations unveiled

The curtain may have only just fallen on the last of this autumn’s impressive talks at The Wing, but trustee Andy Simpson has already put together an equally exciting line up for next spring. Wartime advances in eye surgery, the Dowding System and the popular music of the time are all covered in a series […]… Read more

Read more

7 Nov 2016

Last chance to catch one of our autumn talks

Our successful series of autumn talks at The Wing comes to an end on Sunday 20 November when Commander Colin Tozer RN (rtd) introduces the most intriguingly titled talk to date. “A choppy passage in the Royal Navy – how I accidentally sank an enemy submarine” gives just a hint of what promises to be […]… Read more

Read more
Load more